Weather & Climate in Nepal & Bhutan
NepalNepal’s weather, which is relatively predictable, can be broken down into four climatic seasons: spring (
BhutanBhutan encompasses a wide range of climates, from the hot and humid jungles of the southern foothills to the frigid, snowcapped peaks in the north. Broadly speaking, like Nepal, the country’s climate can be divided into four seasons: spring, summer/monsoon, autumn
Winter lasts from December to February. Days during the trip will generally be cool, but pleasant, with clear skies and sunshine. Daytime temperatures usually range between 50°F and 70°F, and nighttime lows will be between 30°F and 50°F. Although the country expanse is quite small, temperatures can drop dramatically with increases in altitude. At 8,000 feet (Paro and Thimphu), expect it to be cool in the mornings (a sweater and jacket will be handy) and warmer in the afternoons. At lower elevations, such as Punakha (4,000 feet), temperatures tend to be 10–20 degrees warmer.
Also note that as the sun sets at the end of the day, temperatures can drop very quickly. You will want to be prepared with clothing that you can be layered. Then you can add or remove clothing as temperatures necessitate. During the months of February through April, Bhutan sees the occasional rain shower, with amounts averaging less than 1 inch.